Pro Life 2023

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Bishop Robert Barron spoke out against Minnesota's new abortion law after it passed Jan. 31, 2023.

Bishop Barron says Minnesota’s new abortion law is ‘the worst kind of barbarism’

Feb 2, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

“I want to share with you my anger, my frustration over this terrible law that was just signed by the... Read more

Twelve students from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville, South Carolina, and their chaperones wore blue pro-life stocking caps that said “Rosary Pro-Life” to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum after they attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2023.

Smithsonian staff kick out Catholic students for wearing pro-life hats

Feb 2, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Twelve students from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville, South Carolina, visited the Air and Space Museum after... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio leads the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Head of U.S. bishops’ conference contradicts Biden’s claims about taxpayer-funded abortions

Feb 1, 2023

By Matt McDonald

President Biden asserted this week that neither the pope nor all Catholic bishops oppose public funding for abortion in the... Read more

After being acquitted of federal charges by a jury in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, Mark Houck embraces and kisses his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck. Also with Houck are his son Mark Houck Jr., 14, and his daughter, Ava Houck, 12.

Acquitted pro-life activist Mark Houck reveals details of ‘reckless’ FBI raid; will press charges

Feb 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The father of seven said he opened the door of his house to a team of FBI agents pointing M-16s... Read more

President Joe Biden responds to a question from EWTN's Owen Jensen about the Catholic bishops' position on federal funding of abortion.

Biden claims the pope and some bishops are open to taxpayer funded abortion

Feb 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

President Joe Biden this week claimed that Pope Francis and some bishops are not on board with the USCCB’s statement... Read more

Sen. Marco Rubio  Credit: Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock

Rubio bill would block Biden from declaring public health emergency to expand abortion

Jan 31, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill that would prohibit the executive branch from expanding abortion access through a... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Senate sends far-reaching abortion bill to governor’s desk

Jan 31, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic leaders had strongly denounced the bill, proposing instead a slate of pro-family measures that they say will reduce demand... Read more

Mark Houck talks to reporters outside the U.S. District courthouse in Philadelphia with his lawyers, Peter Breen (left), Brian McMonagle (right), and Andrew Bath (background) following his acquittal on two charges of violating the FACE Act, Jan. 30, 2023.

Pro-life advocates and lawmakers react to news of Mark Houck’s acquittal

Jan 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Jonah McKeown

Mark Houck’s pro-life supporters hailed Monday’s verdict while also chastising the Department of Justice for filing charges against the Catholic... Read more

After being acquitted of federal charges by a jury in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, Mark Houck embraces and kisses his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck. Also with Houck are his son Mark Houck Jr., 14, and his daughter, Ava Houck, 12.

UPDATE: Mark Houck cleared of FACE Act charges in rebuke to Justice Department’s aggressive prosecution

Jan 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-life activist Mark Houck was found not guilty Monday on federal assault charges stemming from a shoving incident outside a... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall plenary assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 16, 2022.

U.S. bishops urge Congress to pass No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Jan 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Michael Burbidge issued a letter Friday to House and Senate leaders supporting the legislation to permanently ban taxpayer funding... Read more

Mark Houck and his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck, prior to entering the federal court house in Philadelphia on Jan. 25, 2023.

Mark Houck trial update: Alternate chosen to replace juror

Jan 30, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The alternate took the place of the original juror at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday, when deliberations began again. Read more

Mark Houck gives a speech at the Men's March in Boston on Oct. 15, 2022.

Mark Houck trial: Jury deadlocked, will resume deliberations Jan. 30

Jan 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The jury deciding the fate of pro-life activist Mark Houck could not come to a decision Friday on whether the... Read more

The Houck family

Prosecution rests case in Mark Houck trial, defense motions to dismiss the case

Jan 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

In the trial of Mark Houck, charged with violating Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, defense lawyers argued that... Read more

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Minnesota bishops decry bill that would make abortion a right

Jan 26, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Minnesota urged lawmakers to vote down a bill that would codify the right to abortion, proposing... Read more

Anna Lulis from Moneta, Virginia, (left) who works for the pro-life group Students for Life of America, stands beside an abortion rights demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022, after the court's decision in the Dobbs abortion case was announced.

Pro-life college students to protest ‘life-ending’ abortion drugs at Walgreens, CVS 

Jan 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Our purpose of having these protests is so that we can let ‘Big Pharma’ companies know that it’s absolutely unacceptable... Read more

Bishop Michael Pfeifer was Bishop of San Angelo, Texas, from 1985 to 2013.

Retired bishop calls on fellow bishops, pro-lifers to stay focused on culture of life

Jan 26, 2023

By Katie Yoder

An emeritus Texas bishop is calling on his fellow bishops and all pro-lifers people to focus on creating a culture... Read more

A pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida, was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti over Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

Two Florida residents indicted for vandalizing pro-life pregnancy centers

Jan 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The indictments represent the first suspects known to have been arrested in attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers since a rash... Read more

Father Fidelis Moscinski (lower left, standing behind the cross), a well-known pro-life activist and priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) is seen during a tense standoff between pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022. The pro-life marchers were trying to reach a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where they planned to hold a prayer vigil, and the pro-abortion demonstrators were trying to block their path.

Priest found guilty of blocking entrance to abortion clinic, faces prison time

Jan 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

“The defendant attempted to prevent women from accessing their legal right to vital reproductive and pregnancy services,” United States Attorney... Read more

Pro-lifers march on Washington D.C. during the March for Life

Watch the March for Life in a 30-second video

Jan 23, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Watch the entire march in the same time it takes to say two Our Fathers. Read more

Pro-life and abortion rights activists protest during the 50th annual March for Life rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Pro-abortion counter-protesters at March for Life were few but loud

Jan 23, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Although some had speculated that the pro-abortion presence might be larger this year, only about a dozen pro-abortion protesters stood... Read more